Insider's Guide to Budapest

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Tour code: 5990HUUD
Sample the best of Budapest on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide will show you the local ingredients at the Great Market Hall and where to try a hot helping of goulash, a stew made Hungarian-style with paprika. You’ll also taste traditional sweets, seafood and local meats. As you walk, you’ll also have the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the bustling Andrássy Avenue and the towering structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
  • Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
  • Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
  • Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
  • Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
  • Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Enjoy Hungarian delicacies on your Budapest food tour!

Over a century old, the Great Market Hall is beloved in Budapest, home to fresh produce and spices from all over the country. You’ll meet your guide here to begin your tour, perusing the rows of peppers, cheese and spices as you learn about food scene in the capital city.

Meat lovers will find many dishes to delight their taste buds when it comes to the Hungarian diet. But don’t despair, vegetarians: peppers, eggplant and other seasonal veggies also play a key role in recipes, and traditional plates like stuffed pancakes are often filled with rich cheeses.

Your next stop will be at a local café, where you can try out freshwater fish and delicious chocolate made in Pest. Then cleanse your palette with a Hungarian spritzer while discussing the popular drink list in Budapest.

Afterward, burn a few calories with a stroll to the Jewish Quarter, where you can admire the Great Synagogue and the area’s kosher bakeries and pastry shops. You’ll stop to sample traditional Jewish treats before making your way to the final stop.

As you cross the famous Andrássy Avenue, a noted UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll conclude your tour in an establishment close to St. Stephen’s Basilica. Savor Hungary's signature dish of dumplings and goulash before you go.

Customer Reviews

Jean S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We LOVED this tour!!!!! Agness is phenomenal - very personable, very knowledgeable, so willing to share her country and culture. She took time to share not only the food but the history of the country, the culture, and areas of the city that you wander on the tour. She also gave us lots of tips about what and where to buy everything from the wines to the ingredients, and what to eat and where. The selection of food sampling was wonderful - from outstanding chocolate to watching them make strudel and selecting from many varieties to sample, to great food in the Jewish Quarter. Can't say enough about the experience. She made it by far the best food tour I have had in any country. Well worth the time and the money.

Daniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wish we got to eat more food

Joann W C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great guide. Had a wonderful tour!

James E. P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highlight of my trip to Budapest -- Agnes, my guide, was quite charming, loaded with wonderful inforamtion and she became a dear, dear friend. I will highly recommed this tour to others!

kelly a e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We were very fortunate to have Agnes as our guide, she was informative, professional and friendly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Budapest. Learning about the local cuisine and tasting samples while walking around the city is a wonderful way to learn about the people and culture of a country. Every city I visit I look for a viator food walking tour.

Kristen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was such a lovely tour, and I highly recommend it to anyone. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, spoke great English and took us all around the city. Starting at the market hall where we samples some sausages, we visited a chocolate shop, a great retro bar, a fish bistro, and a Jewish cafe. The tour ended with some goulash and strudel. Perfect tour.

Asmi United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

One of the best tours we took on our entire trip. Our tour guide was amazing! Our tour ended up running about an hour over, due to pouring rain and a few slow walkers. Our guide was so passionate about Budapest, we got a taste of how locals live, politics, etc. This is a combo of a food tour and a city walking tour, which totally made up for our not satisfied walking city tour we had taken the day before.

Cheryl S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Livia was a wonderful guide. The Central Market is amazing and she was very knowledgeable about local culture and cuisine. If you're a foodie, don't miss this one,

George F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A great way to tour the city. Starting at the city market, tasting local sausage and cheese, then sweets at a chocolate shop, fish soup and matso soup in the Jewish quarter, ending up with goulash and strudel. A wonderful experience!

Emily T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Really, really enjoyed the food walking tour. It lasted longer than I expected and I had more than enough to eat - great variety of samples that gives you a good insight into the Hungarian food. My guide Agnes was extremely knowledgeable, but most importantly it was very evident that she truly cared about her job as a guide and showing tourists the local food scene. She provided so much information on my tour about the food and other historical/cultural facts. The places we went to were all so neat and quaint, nothing commercial. This tour did not feel touristy at all, it felt very personalized and Agnes was extremely pleasant. This is definitely a must do in order to get more familiarized with the area, learn about its history, and taste some great food! I will definitely do a similar tour with her on my new visit to Budapest!

From USD $ 70.66

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message